Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Mystery #7


Do you know what these are? For certain segments of the population, this will be very, very easy.

10 comments:

brizfam said...

the back of a CPU.

brizfam said...
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brizfam said...

Maybe this would be more familiar.

CPU Pic

Sorry that last link came out funny. Had to bust out the rusty html tags.

Rick Lee said...

There's somebody who knows his way around a ZIF socket.

BULLSEYE said...

Looks like a Milton Bradley "Light Bright" on steroids.

brizfam said...

Oh, I've seen the tender underbellies of your average chip a time or two I guess.

Still, it took me 5 minutes or so. I used the old trick of asking somone else to look at it, thereby forcing my own brain to cough up the answer that it was witholding from me. Brains, after all, do have ego's to maintain.

Kim said...

Okay, before I look - trumpet "keys"?

Kim said...

I don't think my brain has ANYTHING to maintain - I am so BAD at this!

Rick Lee said...

Kim... even though I knew what it was, I thought it looked like a bunch of trumpet mouthpieces... or perhaps a bunch of automobile valves. These are (just a few of the) individual pins on the back of a CPU that go into the cpu socket on the motherboard of your computer. Each of the pins is very tiny. I *think* they are gold plated. If you've never assembled or repaired a computer before, there's no way you'd guess it. If you have done this, it's pretty easy.

Kim said...

Well at least I was thinking in the same vein as you were! LOL! BTW, I retooled my blog and linked you in my "Blog Rollcall"! : )